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Ostrom Photos Identified Through Area Newspapers - 2014


Unidentified Ostrom photos were first published in area newspapers in January 2006.  Subscribers are asked to provide identifications to the Sibley County Historical Society.  Many photos have been identified through the newspapers.


15 Ostrom Photos were identified in 2014 and are shown below.

We enthusiastically thank all newspapers participating in this project!


Gaylord Hub

Lafayette-Nicollet Ledger

Standard-Gazette and Messenger (Gibbon & Fairfax)

Winthrop News


Bride: Amelia Dahms

Groom: Gustav Bleck

--- 1916 ---

Attendants: Ella Lehman, Alma Black, George Black, and Henry Black


Identified by

Grace Bleck Fischer, Nicollet (granddaughter of the couple)

Geri Kiecker, Edgeley, ND (grandniece of the couple)


Hildegard Regner & Bride Theresa Regner

John Knoff & Groom Charles Holm

Flower Girl: Catherine Regner


October 1956


Identified by: Doris Moses, Gaylord


Emil & Henrietta Boettcher family

Front: Alvin, Emil, Henrietta, Selma

Back: Paulina, Arthur, Gustave Zuehlsdorf, Lydia


Identified by: Karla Meyer, Duluth (granddaughter of Selma)


Irma Carlson & Edna Carlson (bride)

Richard Vanderwerf & Lester Vanderwerf (groom)

--- October 1955 ---



Identified by Irma Carlson Raddatz


Joseph & Dora Brandel family

St. George - early 1950s


Front: Zita, Joseph, Dora, Viola

Back: Wilfred, Laurel, Francis, Norbert

Identified by:

Anita Hoffman, New Ulm

Marie Brandel

Bernie Bastian, Mankato

Carolyn Bentz Johnson


Sharon L. Reese

Larrie S. Reese

Winthrop - June 1953



Identified by:

Betty Reese Henke, Gaylord &

Greg Johnson, Winthrop


Bride Darlene Nelson & Groom Richard (Dick) Gardson

Attendants: Gloria Nelson, Marlene Garson, Mrs. James Garson, Janice Meyer, James Garson, Phillip Hanevold, LeRoy Hauge, Gary Schiller

--- April 1955 ---



Janice Meyer Ahlness of Mankato writes to us, "I usually check the paper at the North Mankato library. I was surprised to see a picture of myself in the Vintage Photo in that issue." She ends her note with, "Thanks for putting these pictures in the paper."



Bride Marilyn Seitz  ---  Groom Cyril Dording

May 1951


Attendants: Bernadine Dording Whittet, Harold Reiner, Angeline Dording Broich, Peter Dording, Robert Goblirsch, Edmund Seitz, Donna Franta, and James Dording


Children: Susan Franta and Richard Broich


Identified by Dennis Dording (son of the couple)


Bride: Dorothy Vanderwerf

Groom: Kermit Sjogren

Lafayette - 1941



Sylvia Vanderwerf & Clifford Sjogren

Flower Girl: Marlene Oscarson

Identified by:

Pat Ericson, Gibbon &

Becky Briggs, Eagan


Henry & Grace Maiers family

Stewart, MN


Row 1: Patrick

Row 2: Sister Mary Jean, Grace, Henry

Row 3: Joseph, Virginia, Stan

Row 4: Brennan, Maureen, Madonna (Sister Gracemarie), Allan

Row 5: Genevive (Sister Gen), Grace (Sister Brendan/Brenda), Therese

Row 6: Paul, Jack, Ray, Loy 

Identified by:

Allan Maiers


Alex & Anna Sandquist family

Lafayette, MN



Lorenda Sandquist Turner, Elmer, Reynold, Helen Sandquist Swenson,

 Donald and Rachel Sandquist Kellogg

Identified by:

Dolores Lueck, Reynold Sandquist (Hopkins, MN) and Ethel Lund (Lilydale, MN)


Bride: Bessie Guggisberg

Groom: Linus Baumann

April 25, 1946



Joe Baumann & Gertie Guggisberg Donahue


Identified by:

Janet Guggisberg Steffl (a cousin)


Stanley and Dorothy Hall

Wedding photo mid-1940s

Attendants on left: Stanley's sister Florence Hall Goebel & his brother David

Attendants on right: unable to identify


Identified by Janice Hall (daughter of David Hall), Hutchinson



Ed and Bertha (Stueber) Schultz

Stewart, MN


Children standing: Goldie, Elmer, Irene, Howard, & Myrtle


All lived in the Stewart, Buffalo Lake, or Gibbon area


Identification provided by:

Willard Braun, Winthrop & Elva Bethke, Redwood Falls


Bride: Anna Borchert

Groom: August Habeck

Sept. 10, 1931


Attendants: Esther Schuft & Ervin Habeck


Identified by:

Anna & August's daughter

Inez Habeck Dascher, Buffalo Lake